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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★½

    This was even better the second time, wow what an accomplishment!

  • The Death of Stalin

    The Death of Stalin

    ★★★★★

    Armando Iannucci never disappoints, and this made me laugh until it hurt. Amazing!

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Rami Malek’s performance as Freddie Mercury is so loose and enjoyable, but unfortunately it is also badly in need of a stronger, more cohesive film than Bohemian Rhapsody. 

    As it stands, this is a mostly impotent and scattershot film that lacks Mercury’s nerve, showmanship, and style. Impassionately directed by Bryan Singer, it carries very little weight and instead becomes ensnared in the same safe, shallow trap to which a lot of weaker music-bio movies fall victim. 

    This is all the…

  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon works best when it leans into its mockumentary side, and becomes a little sluggish in the final act when it withdraws entirely from that style. 

    Nathan Baesel and Scott Wilson share some amazingly funny scenes as the titular serial killer and his mentor, respectively. Also: Zelda Rubinstein is a marvel, as always, and Robert England’s “Ahab” character is a dynamite twist that is also hilarious.


    I still wish it had followed through…